This presentation will highlight effective practices and lessons learned by two Workforce Investment Boards as they created a more business-driven service mix in their local areas. The session will spotlight the strategic industry partnerships formed by the WIBs to engage employers and to create demand-driven initiatives targeted at critical and specific workforce needs in their communities. Participants will learn about strategies and processes for building successful industry-sector initiatives, innovative workforce development services, and how to leverage business and community resources. This Webinar is designed specifically for WIB Chairs, WIB Executive Directors, One-Stop Senior staff, and Workforce Partner Representatives.
After a brief overview by staff of USDOL/ VETS and USDOL/ETA on priority of service for covered persons and the expectations for forthcoming policy guidance on implementation, the session will focus on the State of Colorado’s efforts to integrate priority of service throughout DOL-funded workforce development programs. The session will outline the process Colorado first used to implement federal Veterans’ Priority of Service at the state and local levels following the passage of the Jobs for Veterans Act in 2002 (PL 107-288), including the development of policy guidance, the delivery concept utilized on the front lines, which includes both State and county-run One-Stops, the “balancing act” that occurs in the field, and how the State is currently retooling some aspects of their strategic approach and related processes for improving data management within the context of the recently-published regulations and the infusion of Recovery Act funds.
The presentation will highlight the effective practices and lessons learned of two Workforce Investment Boards as they created a more business-driven service mix in their areas. The session will spotlight the WIBs strategic industry partnerships to engage employers to create demand-driven initiatives that are targeted to the communities critical and specific workforce needs. Participants will learn about strategies and processes for building successful industry-sector initiatives, innovative workforce development services and how to leverage business and community resources. This webinar is designed specifically for WIB Chairs, WIB Executive Directors, One-Stop Senior staff, and Workforce Partner Representatives.
The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is a nationwide, industry-led organization that focuses on the core knowledge and skills needed by production workers in the nation's advanced manufacturing sector. The MSSC Training, Assessment and Credentialing System offers workers and students the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technical jobs of the 21st century.
The MSSC System awards credentials up to the full Production Technician Certification level, to workers and students who pass the four manufacturing-related modules: Manufacturing Processes and Production; Quality and Continuous Improvement; Maintenance Awareness; and Safety. Applicable to all sectors of manufacturing, the MSSC System has the potential to credential millions of production workers against industry-recognized, federally-endorsed standards.